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    Arizona Biltmore...History and Drinks

    The Arizona Biltmore. A Waldorf Astoria Property.

    If you stay this year you will be treated to their in-room magazine which I have written two stories. The first one is about Frank Lloyd Wright and his 150 Birthday day and the second about the period drinks of prohibition and recipes for some famous drink served.

    Frank at 150

    Drinks of the Era 

    As you all know I love Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture. This past month we lost one of his buildings to demolition. I try to work hard to save what is left of all buildings of worth.

    As I am writing this, I just finished up a few days of work here in Detroit and decided to stay in a Wright home. It is the Eppstein Home, built in 1947. It is one of four that are next to each other here. It was supposed to be a large community, but only had 4 built. 


    Watermelon... Is it a Fruit or a Vegetable? 

    Watermelon.. Is it a Fruit or a Vegetable? 
    Watermelon is a Fruit.
     It depends on where you get your information and which you believe. Watermelon is the fruit of a plant originally from a vine of southern Africa. The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon, has a smooth exterior rind and a juicy, sweet, usually red interior flesh. 

    Like the pepper, tomato, and pumpkin, watermelon is botanically a fruit. According to Webster’s dictionary and Wikipedia, a fruit is the ripened ovary of a seed plant and its contents, and a watermelon is a large oblong roundish fruit.

    Consumers use watermelon primarily as a fruit because of its sweet flavor and refreshing qualities.


    Watermelon is Also a Vegetable

    According to Webster’s dictionary a vegetable is anything made or obtained from plants. Watermelon is a member of the cucurbitaceae plant family of gourds, related to the cucumber, squash, and pumpkin. It is planted from seeds or seedlings, harvested, and then cleared from the field like other vegetables. Since watermelon is grown as a vegetable crop using vegetable production systems, watermelon is considered a vegetable.

    Watermelon is used as a Fruit or a Vegetable

    Watermelon is popularly used as a fruit, to be a sweet enhancer or fun accompaniment to our everyday meals.  The watermelon is often cut into bite-sized squares or balled, or very often simply sliced and enjoyed.  It’s also used in the types of recipes that are created using fruit.

    However, the whole watermelon is edible, even the rind.  In places like China, the watermelon is stir-fried, stewed and often pickled.  In this case, the watermelon is being used as a vegetable.  Pickled watermelon rind is also widespread in Russia.

    I personally like to use seeded melon as I feel that it much more flavorful. 

    Here is a great drink recipe: Watermelon Rum Punch. Try it on one of these hot summer days! 


    France 2015! 

    3 spots left on Food, Photography and France Tour! Here is the brochure



    SD LIVING: Nat'l Hamburger Day with Jarlsberg Cheese! 

    SD Living: May 28th, 2014:

    A great filled burger! Three different types of filling.  Also a Lemon Drink for those hot summer days and don't forget Cheese Fries! Here are the recipes. The show will be up after the taping.

    Lemon Cooler

    Cheese Fries

    Three Filled Hamburgers



    SD Living... April 23rd, 2014.. 

    I just returned from Africa and Europe... Today's show will focus on sweets to make ahead for a "Girl's Night Out/In". 

    Here are the recipes and I will post the complete show when it is aired. 

    Blood Orange Sangria

    Sinful Kahlua Brownies

    Banana Creme Cupcakes 

    Next week I am heading to the South of France for my 19th season of tours! Ihave already started the prebooking for 2015. It will be a week in May.. If interested email me here: I am already 1/3 sold out! 


    SD Living National Fondue Day! 

    Tomorrow! Feb 5th on SD Living... Live! 

    National Fondue Day....

    I will be making Raspberry Chocolate Fondue

    White Chocolate Macadamia Fondue and This Killer Drink... Chocolate Strawberry Martini! 

    Recipes and Link to the show will be up after the show.. Here is the Drink Recipe

    Chocolate Strawberry Martini!